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DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Prince John #dvc25

From time to time Disney Parks blog will offer a special “meet up.”  In order to participate in one, you have to register really quickly.  I was fortunate enough to finally win the opportunity at one of these events.  Only other ones I’ve attended was the Wreck-it Ralph movie release and the Inside Out movie release.

We were asked to meet up at the top of the world lounge on the top of Bay Lake towers next to the Contemporary Resort.  When we arrived we found the Orange Bird inflatable.  It would be cool if he was a meetable character for these type of events.  Lots of rare characters would appear tonight!

DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Orange Bird #dvc25

When we checked in, we were presented with this awesome Orange Bird MagicBand.DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Orange Bird MagicBand #dvc25

View from the top is horrible, right?DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World

Suffering.  Pain.
DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney WorldAs we entered the Lounge, we found food and drinks abounding for every guest of this special meet up.  Area was quite full, but we didn’t mind.DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World

A DJ was spinning the tunes.  What? You mean he was just playing it from the Mickey laptop? DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World

Entertainment for the night began as we walked in.  Mickey and Minnie were in some festive beach costumes greeting every guest for photos.
DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Mickey & Minnie #dvc25

Debbie asked why I rarely appear in my own photos, so I’ve been corrected and will appear from time to time.DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Mickey and Minnie #dvc25

Her favorite transportation.  I should order a special car that looks like a Disney monorail!DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World

Chip n Dale as Rescue Rangers appeared for this once-in-a-lifetime photo opp.  Dream Along with Mickey had just concluded too.  A couple seconds earlier and fireworks behind their heads.DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers #dvc25 DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers #dvc25

I know, I know, you hate this view.DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World

We took a tour of a 3 bedroom villa.  I’ll post those photos and review soon.DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World

After the fun at Bay Lake, we were bussed over to the Polynesian.  We were given special necklaces and more food and drinks were abundant.  We met the Hawaiian dancers who perform at the Spirit of Aloha show.  Young lady on the left is from the North Shore of Oahu.  We chatted about how amazing North Shore is.  She hopes to return for a visit some time.DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Hawaiian Dancers

Still suffering.  Ouch!
DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World

Hawiian singer with Ukelele, or jumping fleas, was providing entertainment.  DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World

Dancers performed and a fire and knife twirler was there for the fun.DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World

Debbie took a quick lesson in Hawaiian dance.  She was all smiles.  DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World

As winners of the Disney Parks blog contest, we were also given the chance to attend the 25th Anniversary Disney Vacation Club party.  We were told to arrive at 7pm, but learned later that the party events began at 9:30pm.  We watched Main Street Electrical Parade, rode Pirates, Big thunder, mansion and carousel before heading over to a character meet line.  We heard that Darkwing Duck could be meeting in Storybook Circus at Casey Jr area, so we headed that way and were among the first to arrive.  He ended up having a long line, even before characters appeared.
DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Darkwing Duck #dvc25

Launchpad McQuack also joined the fun.  He was located at the Barnstormer exit area.DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Launchpad McQuack #dvc25 DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Launchpad McQuack #dvc25

Debbie was super excited to find Vanellope.  She had met Ralph, but Vanellope kept leaving before she could meet her in Hollywood Studios.  Ralph and Vanellope were at the Storybook Circus entrance.DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Wreck it Ralph and Vanellope #dvc25

We grabbed some snacks.  Party offered chips, cookies, lemonade, coffee and hot chocolate.  Hot chocolate was a huge hit for this cool evening.  Initially, Debbie was going to skip Belle and focus on other characters, but she liked the setting and the fact that she was wearing her cloak.  She was in front of Gaston’s tavern.
DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Belle #dvc25

Louis was a must find for Debbie.  She loves this guy and she hasn’t met him before, so lots of hugs took place here.  He was located outside the exit to Philharmagic.DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Louis #dvc25

We heard they were offering entertainment at the Haunted Mansion, so we listened to the Cadaver Dans for a bit and looked for Daisy de la Cruz, the Haunted Mansion tightrope walker.DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Cadaver Dans

Daisy de la Cruz had just left for break, so I’ll show you a photo from Brian Miller, who is a friend of the website.

Daisy de la Cruz
Photo courtesy Brian Miller

We decided to meet the Princes with Princesses since there was little to no wait.
DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World

Flynn Rider was a hit.  When we left the line filled quickly to meet him.  Isn’t Rapunzel’s smile amazing?DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Flynn Rider & Rapunzel #dvc25

Princess tiana and Prince Naveen were in the same room on the left side too.  She was super sweet.  We talked about how it was weird to call him “husband” after that whole frog thing.DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World tiana & naveen #dvc25 DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World tiana & naveen #dvc25

Look, pirate is in the photo!DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World tiana & naveen #dvc25

We went through the other line and found ZERO people in line.  Prince Charming with Cinderella.DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Prince Charming & Cinderella #dvc25 DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Prince Charming & Cinderella #dvc25

In the same room was Aurora and Prince Phillip.DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Prince Phillip & Aurora #dvc25

Only long line we faced was for the Robin Hood gang.  We had to choose between the special fireworks and meeting them.  Debbie wanted these guys, so we watched fireworks burst around us while we waited.  Prince John shoved the others away to get a special photo with the junior internet sensation :)DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Prince John #dvc25 DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Prince John #dvc25

He let the Friar join.DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Prince John & Friar Finally we talked Robin Hood into joining the gang.  DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Prince John, Friar & Robin Hood #dvc25

We had to choose between the tomorrowland dance party, Aladdin & Jasmine, Baymax meet in tomorrowland and riding 7 Dwarfs mine train.  I guess you know which the princess chose.DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Prince John, Friar & Robin Hood

Minnie and Mickey were saying farewell to guests as they departed around midnight.

DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Mickey and Minnie #dvc25DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Mickey and Minnie #dvc25 DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Mickey and Minnie #dvc25DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World Mickey and Minnie #dvc25

Photo courtesy Brian Miller
Photo courtesy Brian Miller

Disney Parks blog, Disney Vacation Club and Disney Entertainment Group threw an amazing party and we were able to meet a lot of rare characters in only 2 1/2 hours.  Great job on #dvc25 everyone!  I sure wish we could have Annual Passholder events like these from time to time.  I’d even pay more to have them.

Here’s the characters we saw at some point:

  • Darkwing Duck – Casey Jr
  • Launchpad McQuack – Barnstormer exit
  • Ralph and Vanellope – Storybook Circus entrance
  • Belle – Gaston’s tavern
  • Louis the Alligator – Philharmagic exit
  • Daisy de la Cruz – Haunted Mansion
  • Cadaver Dans – Haunted Mansion
  • Cinderella & Charming / Phillip & Aurora – Fairytale hall
  • Naveen & tiana / Flynn & Rapunzl – Fairytale hall
  • Robin hood group – Fantasyland wall
  • Aladdin & Jasmine – Fantasyland wall 2
  • Baymax – tomorrowland

DVC 25th Anniversary Party at Magic Kingdom in Disney World




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19 COMMENTS

  1. Amazing!! So many of the characters on my wish list (darkwing duck & launch pad / Robin Hood & prince John!) thanks for the pictures!

  2. We would like to make touring plans for a few rides and all characters. 5 days of this. 2 days at Magic Kingdom, and 1 day at all the other parks. You can make that for us right? Oh, and we also have character dining mixed in there. How much would that cost? Thanks!

  3. Oh looks like so much fun! Been a member of DVC since 1993, and a passholder most of the time. What site would I go to to know of these “meet ups” and try for a chance? Thank you!

  4. I would love to do a character day with you and Debbie! you guys share my same love and excitement for characters. My fellow travelers don’t always feel the same:(. I agree with you kenny, I would totally pay for an annual passholder event like this! Wish they would do it!!!

      • Really???!!! How did I not know this before!? I would totally have done it on my last trip! We have annual passes and will definitely have to come down again before thanksgiving. Do you have information on this?

      • Sorry kenny, I meant I would love to take part in the Spend a day with kenny the pirate that you mentioned. how do you do that? and is there a cost?

  5. Aww wish we could have gone. Timing just didn’t work with our schedules. That’s a lot of characters. Glad you got to see so many of them

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